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SO! General Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

Social Portion of General Meeting is Canceled

The next Seniors Outdoors general meeting will be held at the Durango Rec Center on Oct. 12, 2021 featuring a program presentation inside from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Face masks are required indoors.

Our speaker is Katrina Blair who will present:

“Walking journey from Durango to Telluride consuming wild edible foods of the San Juan Mountains”

Presentation summary: This slide show presentation focuses on the wild edible and medicinal plants that the speaker consumes on an annual personal walkabout journey from Durango to Telluride in the month of August. The abundance of edible berries, greens and mushrooms will be highlighted.

Speaker bio: Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. She teaches sustainable living practices, permaculture and wild edible and medicinal plant classes locally and internationally. She is the author of a book titled “Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuges Recipes for Living Deep” published in 2009 that focuses on the uses and recipes of the local wild abundance.  Her latest book is “The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” published in 2014 by Chelsea Green.

We look forward to seeing you at this fascinating presentation.


Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 6:00 pm

Difficulty Info:

Easy, fun and informative.